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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Kim Jong Un is rumored to be dead, according to a Hong Kong broadcast network, while a Japanese magazine is reporting that North Korea's rocket man is in a "vegetative state" after he underwent heart surgery earlier this month.

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Too bad.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-04-25 03:33 PM | Reply

Japanese news media reported earlier this morning (last night? tomorrow night?) that Kim was in intensive care after heart surgery.

The dude looked pretty obese and more than likely enjoyed his liquor just like his dad.

Too bad Rodman and Trump lost a close, dear friend. Not sure that's true for anybody else.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-25 03:37 PM | Reply

Other unconfirmed reports, attributed to senior party sources in Beijing, said an operation to insert a stent went wrong because the surgeon's hands were shaking so badly.

A stent in his late thirties. Yikes.

Wonder if they'll fire up the anti aircraft gun to send that surgeon on his way...

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-25 03:50 PM | Reply

This from Bloomberg, channeling Reuters, last night...

China Sends Team to North Korea to Advise on Kim, Reuters Says
www.bloomberg.com

...China sent a team that included health-care experts to North Korea to advise on the country's leader Kim Jong Un, Reuters reported, citing three people familiar with the matter.

The move comes amid reports that Kim was in critical condition after undergoing cardiovascular surgery. U.S. officials said Monday they were told Kim's condition was critical after the surgery, though they were unsure of his current health. President Donald Trump on Thursday cast doubt on the report about the North Korean leader...


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-04-25 04:14 PM | Reply

It's past time for North Korea to fall.

South Korea is a thriving, healthy, prosperous nation.

Time to pull North Korea in to the fold.

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-04-25 04:18 PM | Reply

It's past time for North Korea to fall.

I suppose China could invade in short order.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-04-25 04:32 PM | Reply

China sent a team that included health-care experts to North Korea to advise on the country's leader Kim Jong Un, Reuters reported, citing three people familiar with the matter.

A team from China went in to finish the job

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-04-25 05:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump: Reports on N Korea's Kim Jong Un illness are 'fake' news:

www.aljazeera.com

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-04-25 05:21 PM | Reply

I suppose China could invade in short order.
#6 | POSTED BY REDIAL

Why would China want an impoverished nation?

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-04-25 07:16 PM | Reply

Why would China want an impoverished nation?

Think of it as a more robust DMZ.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-04-25 07:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This kinda reminds me of the old USSR days when the General Secretary would not show up at a major event, they'd say he had a cold and was resting, then they announced his successor a day or two later.

Important to fill the vacuum before anyone knows there is one.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-04-25 07:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Why would China want an impoverished nation?"

Same reason they absorbed Tibet, part of Mongolia and East Turkestan.

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-25 08:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fake news that Trump had him killed?

www.aljazeera.com

#13 | Posted by Gr8Music at 2020-04-25 10:34 PM | Reply

= Trump had him killed?

For dating The Hair?

Justifiable homicide.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-25 11:23 PM | Reply

SEOUL, South Korea " A train likely belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been parked at his compound on the country's east coast since last week, satellite imagery showed, amid speculation about his health that has been caused, in part, by a long period out of the public eye.

www.usatoday.com

#15 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-04-25 11:56 PM | Reply

Trick or Treat

#16 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-26 10:06 AM | Reply

I heard that Kim injected bleach. That news conference was a clever ruse.

#17 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-26 10:41 AM | Reply

"surgeon's hand was shaking so badly" - That's what happens when you operate with a gun to your head and the heads of those you love.

#18 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-26 11:25 AM | Reply

I can imagine that Pol pot, Mao, Stalin, Hitler and Idi Amin will have to make room for his arrival.

#19 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-04-26 12:10 PM | Reply

Heart problems? You mean he took hydroxychloroquine?

#20 | Posted by chuffy at 2020-04-26 03:48 PM | Reply

he took hydroxychloroquine?

Did Trump kill Kim Jung Un?

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-04-26 04:22 PM | Reply

South Korea continued to pour water on mounting speculation about the health of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, telling CNN he is "alive and well"."Our government position is firm," Moon Chung-in, the top foreign policy adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, told CNN. "Kim Jong Un is alive and well. He has been staying in the Wonsan area since April 13. No suspicious movements have so far been detected."

So there's that update.

#22 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-04-26 04:59 PM | Reply

he took hydroxychloroquine?
Did Trump kill Kim Jung Un?
#21 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Trump is getting his damn Nobel Peace Prize, even if he has to kill someone for it!
It worked for Henry Kissinger... former darling of the Riiiiight way back in 1973 BC (Before Clinton).

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-26 05:28 PM | Reply

"No suspicious movements have so far been detected."

Sounds pretty vegetative to me...

If only he was Terri Schiavo, right-wingers would be holding a candlelight vigil right now, and informing us that in their medical opinion he's still in there.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-26 05:29 PM | Reply

Maybe Kim Jong-un is pulling an Otto Warmbier.

#25 | Posted by eightfifteenpm at 2020-04-26 07:50 PM | Reply

"If only he was Terri Schiavo, right-wingers would be holding a candlelight vigil right now, and informing us that in their medical opinion he's still in there."

Whether you think she was there or not, it was clearly euthanasia. Thanks to left-wingers, right-wing government now has a precedent in saying in who gets euthanized without clear and unambiguous consent.

#26 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-26 08:42 PM | Reply

Actually, Terri Shiavo's husband was the one who made the decision, something anti-government types should be comfortable with.

#27 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-04-26 08:52 PM | Reply

"Thanks to left-wingers, right-wing government now has a precedent in saying in who gets euthanized without clear and unambiguous consent.
#26 | POSTED BY SENTINEL"

I see swastika isn't the only history you rehabilitate.
Nice to see you branching out!

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-26 09:12 PM | Reply

Euthanasia (from Greek: ; "good death": , eu; "well" or "good" + , thanatos; "death") is the practice of intentionally ending a life to relieve pain and suffering. en.wikipedia.org

Terri Schiavo was not in pain, and she was not suffering.
The word you're looking for is murder, you're just too much of a coward to say it.
I don't blame you, since your lack of bravery is because you already know you'll lose the fight about whether it's truly murder to pull the plug on a brain-dead person whose brains have turned to jelly.

Thank you, come again.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-26 09:16 PM | Reply

---- off, ------.

#30 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-26 10:22 PM | Reply

"Actually, Terri Shiavo's husband was the one who made the decision, something anti-government types should be comfortable with."

Schiavo was such an anti-government poster-boy that he used the government to empower him to legally off his wife. Sounds about as phony as Hannity Libertarianism.

#31 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-26 11:49 PM | Reply

Trick or Treat

#16 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

Or another "Black Swan" event?

Think Humpy can handle two? He can't handle one so plan accordingly.

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-27 12:04 PM | Reply

"he used the government to empower him to legally off his wife."

He traveled back in time and established the concept of legal guardianship.
Interesting angle.

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-27 12:54 PM | Reply

Did Trump kill Kim Jung Un?
#21 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2020-04-26 04:22 PM | FLAG:

His sister did it. Also an architect of her other, old brother's death. He had to go early. He was caught going to Disneyland Tokyo and that took him out of the line of succession and made him a liability.

#34 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-04-27 01:45 PM | Reply

His sister did it. Also an architect of her other, old brother's death. He had to go early. He was caught going to Disneyland Tokyo and that took him out of the line of succession and made him a liability.
#34 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

If anyone is able to produce a legitimate depiction of North Korean history, it will probably be one of the most fascinating reads of all time. And the story just keeps getting more intriguing!

#35 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-27 01:52 PM | Reply

More intriguing, theorists have posited she's a much stronger leader than her brothers and we will see a draconian power consolidation followed by a period of increased economic liberalism.

#36 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-04-27 02:18 PM | Reply

"His sister did it. "

Seems like all she had to do was keep the foie gras and champagne flowing...

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-27 02:36 PM | Reply

Sources say it was actually Kim -- Chung who did it.

#38 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-27 02:43 PM | Reply

Kim Jong Un Amused by Lubricant at North Korea Factory

I bet he doesn't think KYJ is funny now.

#39 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-27 02:50 PM | Reply

Maybe Kim Jong-un is pulling an Otto Warmbier.
#25 | POSTED BY EIGHTFIFTEENPM

Evidence that there is minimal health care disparity in North Korea? Political elites and criminals both receive the same ... quality .... of care.

#40 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-04-27 02:56 PM | Reply

"Otto Warmbier"

^
The flag system doesn't really do comments like this justice. Well played.
The look on his parents faces as they spoke at the U.N. is now the look worn by, oh, all Americans except the sixty million who voted for Trump.
And a few of them are starting to look this way too.
www.theguardian.com

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-27 03:04 PM | Reply

Seems like all she had to do was keep the foie gras and champagne flowing...

#37 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2020-04-27 02:36 PM | FLAG:

If it were that easy there'd be no old rock stars. She probably added something to his diet.

#42 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-04-27 05:57 PM | Reply

"Sources say it was actually Kim -- Chung who did it."

What the hell? A proper name that sounds like Foo gets censored? Now I know rcade is just Fuing with us.

#43 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-27 07:16 PM | Reply

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